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Boil Water Advisory issued for parts of Jackson County, Missouri, canceled

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Posted at 3:40 AM, Oct 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-06 08:38:49-04

Update, 6:48 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 6 | KC Water has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory for customers in two areas in Jackson County. KC Water residents in the targeted areas are no longer advised to boil water before drinking.

"KC Water has sampled and tested the tap water in this area to ensure water quality and safety," according to a KC Water news release. "Water tests conducted on the tap water in this area have returned results which confirm water quality, and the tap water in this area meets the high standards for public drinking water."

Update, 4:05 p.m. | A spokesperson for the department said the advisory will end early Thursday morning at 3 a.m.

UPDATE, 2 p.m. | A KCMO Water Department spokesperson says they started taking water testing samples Tuesday night. The results of those tests could be received as soon as this afternoon.

UPDATE, 10:10 a.m. | The Harmony Project KC is among those taking precautions by bringing in jugs of water and have taped off water fountains until the boil advisory is over.

UPDATE, 9:20 a.m. | A Kansas City Water Department spokesperson says pets should drink from bottled water or water that has been boiled.


UPDATE, 8:25 a.m. | A Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools spokesperson says three schools are affected by the boil advisory: Longfellow Elementary School at 2830 Holmes St, Gladstone Elementary at 335 N. Elmwood Ave., and James Elementary School, 5810 Scarritt Ave.

Additionally, KCPS district headquarters at 29th and Troost is also affected.

The spokesperson said district officials are delivering bottled water for students and staff to dink. Water fountains have been blocked off to prevent usage.

EARLIER | KC Water issued a precautionary boil water advis3ory for customers within two areas in Jackson County.

KC Water says the advisory is necessary because of a water main break near the water treatment plant that is impacting water pressure.

The advisory is for customers in the Northeast Industrial District and portions of the northern part of the Historic Old Northeast within the boundaries of I-35 to I-435 and from St. John Avenue to the Missouri River.

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The advisory is also for customers in the Union Hill and Longfellow neighborhoods within the boundaries of Main Street to Troost Avenue and from Linwood Boulevard to East 27th Street.

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KC Water says customers may experience low water pressure in this area.

KC Water recommends people follow these guidelines:

Boil all drinking water. Tap water should be boiled vigorously for three minutes before using it to drink, cook or prepare food. Let the water cool sufficiently before drinking.

Ice made with un-boiled tap water should not be used for drinking purposes.

Dishes and food contact surfaces may be disinfected using tap water that contains one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon.

The tap water is safe for other purposes such as bathing; however, small children should be discouraged from swallowing bath water.

Water boiled for drinking and cooking purposes may be used for brushing teeth.

Customers will receive notification from KC Water to cease the boil water advisory only after the tap water has been tested and water quality has been confirmed.

Customers with questions can contact KC Water dispatch by calling 816-513-0416.